21st October 2016

Latrigg

Details
Time 2:30 to 4:15pm
Duration 1 hr 45 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent Somewhere around 1200 ft
Walking with On my own
Route
Spooney Green Lane - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - east ridge - old road through Brundholme Wood - Spooney Green Lane
 
Fells visited
Directory places visited
 

Starting Point Information Centre -
Roadside, Spooney Green Lane, Keswick

I'm sure the people in the houses on the opposite side of the road get fed up with so many people parking here, but the fact is that we all have a car and we all need to park it somewhere.

The obvious fell to walk to from here is Latrigg, but the more adventurous could easily carry on and head onto the Skiddaw fells.

Route Map



Photos

This afternoon I head out for a short walk over Latrigg.
 

The north western fells.
 

I think I'm correct in saying in a week or so Autumn will be reaching its best display of colours. The lack of storms seems to have allowed the trees to hold onto their leaves for a little while longer than normal. So assuming it stays nice and calm, it can only get better and woodland walks will be well worth the effort.
 
 
 

 
 

Keswick and Derwent Water taken from the top of Latrigg.
 

The Skiddaw fells.
 

High Rigg and the eastern fells above St John's in the Vale.
 

Leaving Latrigg behind I walk in the direction of Blease Fell before heading down to the right and doubling back on myself using the old road found lower down the fell side.
 

 
 

A close up of Great & Little Mell Fells
 

Autumn colours in front of Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man, plus Carl Side on the far left.
 

 
 

Here I reach the old road and take a photo looking across to Clough Head, the Dodds and towards Helvellyn.
 

The old road
 
and, , , the path across the side of Whinny Brow.
 

And to finish, a familiar picture looking down to the A66.
 



David Hall -
Lake District Walks